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Mon 4/27/2020, 9:00 AM to Fri 5/1/2020, 4:00 PM
Class Description: Tom Jipson has been teaching for us for almost 40 years and is one of our most popular instructors.
In this class you’ll learn to weave tapestry on a floor loom. You will begin by weaving a sampler to learn a number of different joining techniques, ways to blend colors, various surface effects and to work from a cartoon. Curved shapes as well as geometric forms will be explored. Once past the basic elements, students can work on a more complex piece. This tapestry combines more challenging technical aspects with a wide range of possible color effects. You can choose from several different suggested designs or work on an original design of your own. This will allow you to focus more closely on your own interests.
Students in this class must know how to warp and weave on a 4-harness floor loom.
- Tapestry Beaters or Forks if you have them
- Dinner fork
- Pens & pencils
- Soft soled shoes or socks
- Digital Camera/Smartphone
- Flashlight if staying after dark or at the boardinghouse
About the Instructor:
Tom Jipson’s professional career has been as a handweaver of beautifully designed and impeccably constructed shawls, scarves, blankets and throws. He has also been a long-standing member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. He is known for his uncanny ability to coalesce students of varying skill levels into a unified and mutually supportive group and has a reputation for a high level of individualized attention, and a warm, easy-going manner.
Reviews of Beginning Weaving and Beyond with Tom Jipson
"Tom was able to teach, manage, spot problems, and give encouragement to ALL 15 students all the time for 5 days. I felt I had a private lesson!!"
"Tom is a talented teacher and weaver. Nothing rattled him. A good example of the weaving temperament."
"I loved it there! Very pleasant and comfortable. I enjoyed the freedom to stay as long as I liked. I got in at 7am and left at 10pm! It was the most enjoyable week I've had in decades!"
"I love Harrisville! Tom is relaxed, an expert and encouraging. A very educational, informative but not stressful or competitive classroom environment."
"Location is wonderful, teacher is great and the wine & cheese party was so much fun! The history and yarn tour was excellent. I was surprised how much fun it was!"
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